Scott Moore

Profile Updated: March 24, 2021
Scott Moore
Residing In: McCloud, CA USA
Occupation: Retired U.S. Air Force Officer
Military Service: U.S. Air Force  
Yes! Attending Reunion

Home phone: 530-964-3140
Cell phone: 530-261-1857

Mailing address:
PO Box 301
McCloud CA 96057

It's a joy working with Gina Truitt McKinney as a co-administrator of our class site.

School Story:

Although many of us lived a relatively carefree existence during high school, there was an underlying tension as we approached graduation, driven largely by the resistance of young people to our country's involvement in the Vietnam War. This tension was reflected in our yearbook's "We Are the Revolution!" theme, with its unique cover, bold introduction, and completely different layout compared with previous yearbooks. When I first saw it, I was very much taken aback, as I had hoped for a cover and introduction similar to the 1969 yearbook.

Around 2010, I asked our principal, Mr. Shindler, a guest member of our site, what reaction he'd received when our yearbook came out, given it was such a radical departure from previous ones. To my surprise, he said, "Not one person made a negative comment to me." Looking back now, my perspective has changed: our yearbook remains as fresh today as it was radical and fresh back then.

After graduation, we each decided how to proceed, be it to college, military service, or other employment. In August 1972, the Selective Service System lottery for military service in Vietnam was held for those born in 1952. My draft number of 77 meant I would have been inducted, but I received a deferment for being in college. In 1978, after college graduation and working a few jobs, I attended Officer Training School for the U.S. Air Force and went on to a 21-year career as an electronic warfare officer aboard B-52 bombers and RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft.

I'm grateful for the teachers I had, from kindergarten through twelfth grade. In fourth grade, Mrs. Stanley taught us the word, "stick-to-it-iveness," so helpful when I've felt like giving up. In sixth grade, Mr. Francis' reading of the front page of the New York Times every morning gave me my vocabulary. Mrs. LaBarre and Mr. Kerson taught me to think "outside the box," in novel and creative ways, a skill I employ to this day.

My favorite activity was playing in the band, especially at football games and concerts. Mr. Charron picked wonderful music for us to play. I still remember the trumpet solos played by Paul Krasnovsky (ELHS '68).

As I reflect on my high school years, I'm amazed at how many classmates I didn't speak with during my time there. I associated mostly with those in my neighborhood, homeroom, or extracurricular activities. It's been fun making new friends through our site and strengthening relationships with old ones.

With our classmates living in 30 states and two foreign countries, we have few opportunities to interact in person. And each year, opportunities vanish as additional classmates make their transition. For these reasons, I cherish our reunions and hope to see as many as possible at our delayed 50th reunion in 2021. Please stay healthy and keep in touch until then. My warmest regards to everyone.

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Posted: Mar 24, 2021 at 12:27 PM
Let's go back in time! Young Folks Cooperative Kindergarten 1958 class photo in the E.L. Methodist Church. Doris Woodworth was our teacher. Front row: Dennis Plante, Jarl Weyant, Bruce Lindwall, Scott Moore, Gail Taylor, Carol DuBois, Judi Bliss, Mac White, Leslie Bergeron. Row 2: Patricia Hendrick, Bruce Moore, Paul Stilphen, Brian Falk, Diane Tower, Debbie Hanson, Susan Wolcott, Christine Bortle. Row 3: Linda Bates, John McLane, Allan Phillips, Clark Swanson, Janet Betterley, Donna Anderson, Linda Mottle, Jeanne Symmes, Bill Kenyon, David Gallerani, Joan Stack, Stephen St. Marie.
Posted: Mar 24, 2021 at 12:27 PM
First grade at Center School. In front: Don Turnberg. Standing: Unknown (hand raised), Jeffrey Vanderscoff, myself, John McLane, Bill Kenyon, Jarl Weyant.
Posted: Jun 30, 2020 at 10:05 PM
Reverend Ralph Crandall, minister of the East Longmeadow Methodist Church, around 1960. He was a wonderful role model for me as a child.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Newspaper clipping from 1966 - - Birchland Park Junior High School, East Longmeadow. Three members of our class, Susan Abel, Bob "Albert" Price, and myself are pictured here.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:41 AM
During U.S. Air Force navigator training in 1979 at Mather Air Force Base, California.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Family photo taken on the occasion of our parents' 50th wedding anniversary in 2001. Front row: Bob and Jean Moore. Back row: brother Bruce (ELHS 1970), myself, and sister Laura (ELHS 1974). Poignantly, mom and dad passed away on the same day, Dec 4, 2004. We love them and miss them.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:41 AM
I served as the historian of the last flying squadron to which I was assigned, the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. In 1998, at the request of the squadron commander, I organized a reunion for the squadron's World War II veterans. In 2007, following a reunion with them in Washington, D.C., I was inspired to create a memorial display (left) honoring the veterans killed in action in Europe during World War II. After receiving permission from the squadron commander, many months of research and visits to veterans followed. In May 2008, I once again donned my Air Force uniform and spoke at the dedication ceremony for the display in the presence of several World War II veterans, their wives, children, and friends as well as current squadron personnel. To my delight, my brother Bruce and sister Laura also attended. In the right display case is an original World War II uniform donated by one of the veterans as well as a commemorative black and red tie.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Group photo of World War II veterans, their wives, children, friends, and current squadron members following the ceremony.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Following the ceremony at the Offutt Air Force Base Patriot Club, with World War II veterans Eugene Budzichowski and Bob Anderson.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Relaxing with my sister, Laura and my brother, Bruce following the ceremony.